Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Albay extends danger zone to 9KM due to Mayon Volcano eruption


LEGAZPI CITY -- Thousands of residents within the 9th extended danger zone (EDZ) in the vicinity of Mayon volcano were ordered to evacuate Tuesday in preparation for the imminent raising of the volcano's alert level to 5 or hazardous explosive eruption.
Cedric Daep, Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) chief, said the evacuation order was a preemptive disaster measure to keep residents living along the 9 EDZ safe once a full-blown explosive eruption takes place anytime soon.
Affected by the preemptive evacuation are villages in 9 EDZ covering the towns of Sto Domingo, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, including the cities of Legazpi and Ligao.
These areas are in the southwest flank of the volcano where lava, pyroclastic flows and heavy ashfall events are occurring, Daep said.
In a phone interview, Daep said that the preemptive measure was done after the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) raised the volcano's alert level to level 4, while anticipating for the hoisting of alert level 5.
Phivolcs on Monday raised the volcano's alert level to 4 after Mayon billowed two successive 10-km cauliflower-type ash column, sending heavy ash falls in the towns of Camalig, Guinobatan, and Ligao City.
The volcano's intense restiveness was followed by pyroclastic blasts, lava fountaining and flows Monday night.
When asked about the possible running out funds for disaster operations, Daep said that they have already submitted a proposal asking for the immediate release of PHP100 million augmentation funds to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).
The augmentation funds would finance relief, medical and sanitation operation including infrastructure facilities in various evacuation centers. (PNA)
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Work suspension, dineklara sa mga lugar na apektado kan ashfall sa Albay


Legazpi City - Dae na pipalaog sa saindang trabaho an mga obrero na yaon sa mga lugar na apektado kan matinding ash fall ngonyan na aldaw, Enero 23, 2018.

Sa pinaluwas na kasuguan ni Albay Gov. Al Francis Bichara, pipauruli na kaini an mga nagtatrabaho sa Gobyerno o Pribado man sa Siyudad kan Ligao, asin mga banwaan kan Guinobatan asin Camalig.

Dae kabale digdi an mga nagtatrabaho sa pagmantini kan peace and order, health, social services and disaster management.

Nilinaw man kan Gobernador na maging itong mga nagtatrabaho sa mga munisipyo o siyudad na bako man apektado alagad nag eerok sa mga apektadong baranggay an dapat na dae naman maglaog.

Napag araman na maski bako man purupirmi an pagbuga kan abo, alagad huli sa mga natipon na abo sa palibot asin matinding init nin panahon ngonyan na sinabayan nin paros paros, matinding perwisyo an sinasapar kan mga residentes huli sa mga abo.

Enot kaini kan sinuspinder man ngonyan na aldaw an klase sa gabos na lebel sa mga Siyudad kan Legazpi asin Ligao, siring man sa mga munisipyo kan Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Oas, Polangui, asin Sto Dominggo.

Dae man biyahe an mga eroplano ngonyan na aldaw. (Vince Villar)

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Albay, nakapreparar na sa worst scenario kan Mayon


Legazpi City - Dae na naghahalat nin aviso hale sa Phivolcs an Albay PDRRMC na magtaas nin Alert Level 5 antes ninda pa ebakwaron an mga residentes na nasa 9kms extended danger zone.

Ini matapos na makaparehistro nin sunod sunod na ash explosions asin lava flow and fountaining an bulkan sa nakalihis na 24 oras.

Sa intrivista kay Dr Cedric Daep, Chief kan Albay Public Safety and Emergency Management Office - APSEMO, sinabi kaini na nahihiling na ninda gabos na senyales kan matinding peligro na pwedeng ihatod kan Mayon kun kaya nagpasugo na siya nin forced evacuation sa mga nasa laog kan nasabing distansiya.

Sa Legazpi City, duwang brgy na an dinagdag sa mga inibakwar ngonyan sanang alas 9:00 nin aga, mantang an Guinobatan, nagpa ebakwar naman sa dagdag na apat na brgy.

An Camalig, enot ng nagpa ebakwar kan mga residentes sa gabos na baranggay na yaon sa sentro.

Maging an mga naka ebakwar sa laog kan 8 kms danger zone, pig relokar giraray sa mas harayo asin salbadong lugar.

An banwaan kan Daraga, 2 pang brgy an dinagdag sa ipapa ebakwar mantang saru man sa Sto Dominggo, Albay.

Sa Ligao City, duwang sitio sa duwang brgy man an pina ebakwar sa sentro.

Dahilan kaini, maabot na sa sobra 40,000  na persona an mga nasa evacuation centers sa 3 na Siyudad, asin 7 Munisipyo.

Segun sa mga Local DRRMOs kan mga apektadong lugar, kasya pa man sa 2 sagkod 3 aldaw an saindang mga relief assistance.

Miyentrastanto, Pinaka nakaka apekto ngonyan sa mga residentes iyo an ash fall paghali sa Camalig, sagkod 3rd district kan Albay o South West Quadrant kan Bulkan huli sa paros amihan.

May mga pagkakataon na zero visibility an mga tinampo huli sa hibog kan abo.

An mga residentes na daeng mga facemask an inavisuhan na maggamit nin mga tela na dinumog bilang pantaklob nin dungo.

Maski siring kaini, wara pa man nin nairereport na naospital huli sa pagpiot kan paghangos dara kan napaparong na abo.

An mga BFP personnel kasabay an saindang mga firetrucks an nag ikot na ngai dugdugon an tinampo na napano nin abo.

Sa ibong na lado, suspendido an klase sa gabos na lebel sa mga syudad kan Legazpi asin Ligao, munisipyo kan Sto Dominggo, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Oas, Polangui mantang an ibang lugar an nasa discretion na sana kan mga Alkalde.

Suspendido man an byahe kan mga eroplano sa Legazpi City Airport kabale na an Naga City Airport huli kan epekto kan abo. (Vince Villar)
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VP POLL PROTEST | Retrieval of Camarines Sur ballots ongoing

Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose
NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Ballot boxes and election documents from 26 towns in Camarines Sur and Iriga City are being retrieved by the Presidential Electoral Tribunal this morning.

This is in relation to the election protest of former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose

Camarines Sur is one of the three contested provinces in the election protest.

In a media interview with Comelec Camarines Sur Information Officer Alex Marpuri, he said that the retrieval is scheduled until January 26.

Each town's municipal treasurer and election officer will bring the ballot boxes to the legislative building of the Provincial Capitol where representatives of the PET will issue an acknowledgement receipt.

The PET will announce the date of the recount once all ballots from Camarines Sur are delivered to the Supreme Court.

Photo courtesy of Raymart San Jose
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Naga City delivers aid to Albay

Three truckloads of relief goods from Naga City were delivered early this morning in Albay. Mayor John Bongat personally led the delivery. This is part of Tabang Mayon: Naga City Humanitarian Mission in Albay.





Photos from Jasmine Rosero and Mayor John Bongat

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PNP Bicol issues reminders on ashfall

Photo via PRO5
LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- The Police Regional Office 5 has posted several reminders on the ashfall brought about by Mayon Volcano.

"Ash fall is the most likely volcanic hazard. This will only happen if the wind blows the ash cloud your way," reads the Facebook post this morning.

This is part of their campaign "Maging Ligtas sa Bulkan."

Reproduced below is the list of general information on protecting oneself and one's property from the effects of the ashfall from the police office:
1.) Stay indoors
2.) Close windows and doors. Stop ash entering the building
3.) Do not run air-conditioning or clothes dryers
5.) Listen to the radio for advice and information
6.) If outside seek shelter; use a mask or handkerchief for breathing. Wear protective clothing especially if working in the ash fall, and goggles to protect the eyes.
7.) If possible do not drive, park your car under-cover or cover it
8.) If you must drive, drive slowly as ash fall will reduce visibility. 9.) You may need to use the car headlights because of the reduced visibility.
10.) Do not use the car’s ventilation system. Ash on the road surface can also reduce traction.
11.) Do not rush to your child’s school. Schools are responsible for the safety of the children. Schools will notify you of any emergency procedures which are to be taken.
12.) Keep pets indoors.
13.) Check that livestock have enough food and water. May need to shelter livestock if the fall is heavy.
14.) Disconnection of roof-fed water supply is only required when an ash fall is occurring or during the clean up to stop ash entering the storage tanks.
16.) If you are uncertain of what to do seek advice from civil defense.
How to clean up an ash fall:
1.) Wetting down ash will form a glue-like material (not easy to remove) and add weight to the ash. The best method is to lightly damp the ash (to prevent it billowing) and to sweep it up.
2.) Remember water will be in high demand.
3.) Remove ash immediately (before rain if possible) but remember ash particles commonly have sharp broken edges making it a very abrasive material.
4.) Clean house roofs first to reduce windblown ash covering cleaned areas or damage to guttering and blocking down-pipes.
5.) Place ash in rubbish bags if possible and seal them.
6.) Do not dump ash in the storm-water or sewage system.
7.) Contact your council for information on the disposal of ash.
8.) Prevent further ash entering house by restricting access to the most protected (sheltered) entrance.
9.) Vacuum indoor surfaces were possible or use a damp cloth to remove ash. Avoid vigorous rubbing.
10.) To remove ash from your car wash with plenty of water.
11.) Carry out car maintenance if you have been driving in ash. For example, check/change air filter, oil filter, oil and brake pads in car.
12.) Dry ash should be blown off with high pressure air, while wet ash should be cleaned off by hand or with water at high pressure.
Protection against ash fall:
Ash should be removed from building roofs to avoid collapse which could result in injury to the building occupants. About 100 mm of dry ash could collapse a flat roof. Before ash is to be removed, ensure that storm water systems are sealed to stop ash entering. If possible, sweep ash off in a dry state – the addition of water will turn the ash into mud which can set like concrete. Remove the swept ash to a suitable dumping site. Caution is needed working on roofs.
In heavy ash falls, windows and doors may need additional sealing to avoid ash entering the building. Extra care must be taken by people entering buildings to ensure that outer clothing and footwear is removed early to avoid spreading ash throughout the building.
All ash removal measures are labour intensive and require constant attention.
All types of engines (cars, trucks, aircraft), will require additional filtering with regular changes in order to maintain efficiency. Advice should be sought from manufacturers as to suitable air filter requirements.
Careful monitoring of lubricant needs to be conducted. Lubricants may need to be changed at up to four times the normal frequency. Other working parts on vehicles and machinery such as brakes, conveyors and electrical motors need to be dusted or air blasted on a frequent and regular basis to avoid excessive abrasion.
Farm and industrial machines such as tractors and diggers, have a greater tolerance to ash, however, additional protective measures will be required for these to continue operating in ashfall conditions.
Crops and plants are damaged by volcanic ash which may contain volatile, highly toxic components such as fluorine, hydrogen sulphide and sulphur dioxide. Advice should be sought before consuming food that may have been affected by volcanic deposits.
Volcanic gases can have severe effects on plants from wilting outer leaves to killing. Trees laden with ash could collapse or be stripped of their upper and outer limbs.
Tank supplies should be disconnected from house roofs whilst ash fall continues and the tank protected. They can be reconnected once ash fall stops and the roof is cleaned.
Breathing in small amounts of ash particles infrequently may only cause discomfort rather than pose a health hazard. At higher concentrations, people should avoid ash and fine dust simply by using cloth filters over the mouth and nose.
People required to work in ash fall should wear protective clothing, masks and goggles to ensure that ash contact with the body is at a minimum. Prolonged exposure can cause severe irritations and inflammation. Gas marks would be required if toxic gases are detected.
Livestock may require additional feed where the ash fall makes grazing difficult. Water supplied must be checked to ensure it is not harmful. Sheltering of livestock in buildings may be required in heavier ash fall areas. Early evacuation of livestock may also need to be undertaken.
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Monday, January 22, 2018

Advisory on Suspension of Classes in all levels both public and private, January 23, 2018


Classes are suspended in the following cities/municipalities in Albay (until further notice), according to Gov. Al Francis Bichara:

1. Legazpi
2. Daraga
3. Camalig
4. Guinobatan
5. Ligao
6. Oas
7. Polangui

The following cities/municipalities where class suspensions are subject to the discretion of the mayors as per authority given by the governor are the following:

1. Rapu-Rapu
2. Manito
3. Jovellar
4. Pio Duran
5. Tiwi
6. Malilipot
7. Tabaco
8. Bacacay
9. Libon
10. Malinao
11. Sto. Domingo
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Sorsogon sends aid to Albay







The province of Sorsogon's Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office Water and Sanitation Team under the leadership of Gov. Bobet Lee Rodrigueza sent aid to the victims of the Mayon activity in Albay in the form of clean water.
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Casureco II AGM Lalas to be ousted?


NAGA CITY (Bicol Standard)--A group of consumers from Camarines Sur II Electric Cooperative led by Naga North Director and Naga South Caretaker Angelino "Jun" Cornelio, Jr. is planning to push for an ouster of PS-Acting General Manager Nelson Lalas during their board meeting on January 24 due to the latter's alleged irregularities.

Interviewed by the Bicol Standard, Cornelio revealed that Lalas has been making frequent trips to Manila charged to the local account of Casureco II.

Cornelio also lashed at Lalas for his failure to implement the approved 14th-month bonus for reasons they do not understand.

"Lalas has been rejecting our resolutions unilaterally without explanation," Cornelio said.

"Furthermore, there is the issue of the P39-M 20 MVA power plant which will be constructed in Naga City. Lalas should be transparent with all the transactions with the supplier. We do not even know if there is a rebate that should also accrue to us," Cornelio said without giving further details.

"Also, I have been texting him in relation to Casureco II's contribution to the Bicol Meet as regards the power supply, but he never answers my messages," he added.

"He should understand that this is not a personal matter, but is about my official function as Board of Director," Cornelio said.

"There are also vehicles that only he [Lalas] is able to use, instead of servicing the Casureco team."

"I am taking the cudgels for the employees for these concerns," said Cornelio.

"We are willing to give him a chance to explain, but we are also prepared to bring this issue to the Office of the Ombudsman should we find evidence that indeed Lalas transgressed pertinent provisions of law, especially on this never-ending travels, which is abhorred by the President Duterte," he bared.

Cornelio begged off to make a more detailed explanation.

"Let us wait for the 24th, as we intend to make a full disclosure of our gripes against Lalas," he said.
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Lava fountains, volcanic quakes recorded at Mayon




LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Two lava fountains and 63 volcanic quakes were recorded at around 10:46 p.m. Sunday at Mayon Volcano.

This activity led to an ashfall that reached until the town of Oas, Albay.

According to Phivolcs, the public should take caution and continue monitoring advisories with regard to the volcano.
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Daet's Kimberly Baluzo sets sights on Wishcovery singing tilt finals

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Baluzo

DAET, Camarines Norte (Bicol Standard) -- Nineteen-year-old Camarines Norte singer Kimberly Baluzo is a grand finalist in a national online radio singing tilt.

"It has always been my dream to share my God-given talent to the whole world," she told the Bicol Standard.

"I give thanks to the Lord, that out of thousands who auditioned from different parts of our country, a few
months ago, I'm now part of the Grand Finals," she added.

"However, to cope with this singing battle, I need much support from all to watch my Wishclusive video on Youtube Channel of Wishcovery, Like and Share to all Bicolanos because I am bringing not just the name of my province and a pride in my humble beginnings but also the entire bicol region V," she said.

Catch Kimberly in the grand finals of Wishcovery this March.
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

IN NAGA CITY | Bar attendant stabbed to death, 2 others injured


NAGA CITY 01/21/18 (Bicol Standard)--A supervisor of a bar in Naga City was stabbed to death, while two waiters were injured after they refused to take the order of a bottle of beer as the establishment was about to close for the night.

The suspects Leo Angelo Bas y Creo, Carlo Franco Bas y Creo, and Aaron Paul Bas y Creo, Bonita alarrivaed at Vape Bar at Barangay Sta. Cruz at around 3 a.m. Sunday, the report said.

They ordered one bottle of Jumbo Red Horse Beer and were told that it would be their last order for the night, per bar regulation.

However, on or about 5 a.m. the above-mentioned suspects wanted to order another bottle of beer but the waiter, Joshua Francisco of Zone 5, Barangay Mabolo, declined to take their order.

Angry, the suspects, Leo Angelo and Carlo Franco tried to choke the waiter.

They were pacified by another waiter, Aladino Fernandez of Zone 1 Concepcion Grande, Naga City.

At this juncture, Aaron Paul stabbed supervisor Jeric Recasio inside the comfort room of the bar.

The suspects immediately fled but were chased and cornered by Aladino Fernandez in front of E-Mall at Elias Angeles St.

The suspects, who had a knife with them, stabbed Fernandez on the left and right arms.

Jeric Recasio, on the other hand, was rushed in a private tricycle going to Naga City Hospital but perished on the way.

Recasio was declared Dead on Arrival at about 5:35 A.M. of the same date, by his attending physician, Dr. Azuero Baeza.

The Investigator-On-Case together with PO2 Pandoy, PO1 Robles and PO1 Velitario proceeded to the place of incident, leading to the arrest of the suspects, Leo Angelo Bas and Carlo Franco Bas. Aaron Paul Bas managed to escape along with the above-mentioned female companions.

At the Bicol Medical Center, the two victims saw and positively identified and pinpointed the suspect, Aaron Paul Bas, to be the same person who stabbed them.

PO2 Pandoy went after the suspect and immediately put him under arrest.

Back at the place of the incident, a customer told the police that while the commotion was happening, the two female companion of the suspects, Bonita Dela Cruz, 33 years old, married, of San Felipe Naga City and Lorna Tiaba, of legal age, of Peñafrancia Naga City allegedly took the backpack of the victim, Jeric Recasio, containing personal belongings such as cellular phone, tablet, and wallet containing cash of undetermined amount.

As of this writing, the suspects have been  apprised of their Constitutional rights and are presently under the custody of Naga City Police Office custodial facility for proper disposition.

The Investigator-On-Case is now preparing the necessary documents to file a formal complaint against the suspects. 
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Some Santo Niño images decorated with lead paint – EcoWaste Coalition


The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit waste and pollution watch group,  today  bared that lead paint is still used in some Santo Niño statuettes despite a ban on lead-containing decorative paints in effect.

The group made this revelation after procuring and analyzing painted statuettes of the Holy Child for P50-P200 each from religious craft retailers outside the Quiapo and Tondo Churches in Manila.

The statuettes were screened for lead, a toxic chemical, using a handheld X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) device.

Lead in paint was detected in five of the 10 samples of Santo Niño statuettes in the range of 252 to 3,944 parts per million (ppm) in violation of the maximum allowable limit of 90 ppm.

The green paint on a five-inch green “Welcome Santo Niño” had 3,944 ppm lead.

Lead was not detected in the other five statuettes indicating the availability of paints without lead for decorative applications.

“We appeal to religious craft makers to ensure that only lead safe paints are used for religious statues and figurines in keeping with the law that seeks to protect human health and the environment against the toxic effects of lead,” said Thony Dizon, Chemical Safety Campaigner, EcoWaste Coalition.  “Religious devotion need not be associated with a chemical poison.”

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Administrative Order 2013-24, also known as the Chemical Control Order for Lead and Lead Compounds, bans lead in paint above 90 ppm and provides for a three-year phase-out from 2013 to 2016 of lead-containing architectural, household and decorative (AHD) paints.   

Religious craft makers should have no problem finding compliant paints as many paint manufacturers have already removed lead ingredients in their formulations, especially for the AHD paint category, the group insisted.

“As the Feast of the Santo Niño is celebrated today, we urge religious craft businesses to commit to producing and selling only lead-free items that are guaranteed safe for the faithful, especially the children, to kiss and touch,” he added.

The group warned “the customary practice of Filipino Catholics to touch or kiss revered icons or to wipe them with handkerchiefs or towels may cause their paint coatings to deteriorate and come off over time, creating lead chip or dust that children may ingest or inhale.”

The EcoWaste Coalition in 2014 notified  Catholic church leaders Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Archbishop Socrates Villegas about the problem with lead painted religious items.  The group particularly cited a six-inch statuette of St. John Paul II with dangerous lead content amounting to 113,200 ppm as per laboratory analysis as a case in point.

While lead exposure is harmful to all, lead exposure harms children, especially those aged six years and under, at much lower amounts, causing damage to the brain that is generally untreatable by modern medicine and can have a lifelong impact, the group said.  

Health and toxicological experts have determined no acceptable level of lead exposure for children, making it crucial to get rid of all preventable sources of lead pollution, the group pointed out.  

The World Health Organization has identified lead as one of the “ten chemicals of major public health concern.”

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

CNorte mercury use monitored

Photo courtesy of BAN Toxics
DAET, CNorte—In a bid to enhance the the public's awareness and involve them in addressing current social issues related to chemicals management, the use of mercury in the towns of Jose Panganiban, Paracale, and Labo in Camarines Norte has been put to the spotlight.

An advocacy group called BAN Toxics has been making rounds in the three towns to monitor the use of mercury and educate the public of its ill effects.

In an interview by the Bicol Standard, Sarah Marie Aviado, the BAN Toxics Development Program Manager admitted that mercury use is quite prevalent in Camarines Norte.

"Mercury is known to be used in the Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) sector not only in the Philippines but also in many places around the world. Based on the DENR-EMB’s 2015 Mercury Inventory of the Philippines report, they estimated that 300 metric tons of mercury is emitted from the country’s ASGM sector annually. The baseline study BAN Toxics is conducting will help improve on current estimates, as it will give a clearer picture as to the presence and concentration of mercury in the environment in Camarines Norte," Aviado said.

"Inhalation and ingestion of elemental mercury during handling and processing can result to health problems, which include pneumonia, bronchitis, chest pain, central nervous system-related diseases, and many more," she warned.

Government participation

Asked about the participation of the local government units in their project, Aviado said: "The local government offices of Jose Panganiban, Paracale, and Labo are heavily involved especially in coordinating the community visits and sampling."

Earlier this year, Mayor Dong Padilla of the municipality of Jose Panganiban said he believes that formalization of the Artisanal Small-Scale Mining (ASGM) through Minahang Bayan is key to addressing problems in the sector like environmental hazards, health problems, child labor, and working conditions.

Padilla also expressed support and confidence in the work that BAN Toxics is doing to formalize the mining sector.

"Madaling i-police at i-manage kapag legal na. Kung hanapbuhay ang standpoint natin, eh i-legalize na. BAN Toxics has the leverage to push for it because it's a widely recognized organization by both government and other development players -- walang adyenda at walang malisya so you have the authority and influence to push for its legalization. (We can easily police and manage it once it is legalized. If our standpoint is livelihood, we have to legalize it. BAN Toxics has the leverage to push for it because it's a widely recognized organization by both government and other development players -- you have no hidden agenda nor malice so you have the authority and influence to push for its legalization.)", Mayor Padilla said.

Furthermore, officials of the Municipality of Labo in Camarines Norte led by Mayor Joseph Ascutia highlighted the programs and projects that provide alternative livelihood to small-scale miners during the focus group discussion conducted by BAN Toxics.

Engineer Victor Zabala of the Municipal Environment Office emphasized local agricultural and educational programs that can provide long-term alternative options to the mining sector.

“Kahirapan ang isa sa ugat ng problema. Mayroon kaming farm-to-market road programs para sa agricultural sector at educational scholarships para makapagpatapos at makakuha ng maayos na trabaho lalo na ang mga mahihirap”, Zabala said.

"Meanwhile, the DENR - EMB Region 5 conducts quarterly monitoring of mercury levels in Mambulao Bay in partnership with the LGU. This study complements that effort and is being conducted as part of the CARING Gold project jointly implemented by BAN Toxics and the International Labour Organization, with financial support from the US Department of Labor, covering the areas of Labo and Paracale and USAID covering for Jose Panganiban," Aviado added.

Various government agencies are engaged in the project including DOLE, DSWD, DOH, and DENR.

"Results from this study will greatly help the government in identifying interventions that will be beneficial to the said communities," Aviado stressed.
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Friday, January 19, 2018

PANTY DRIVE


PANTY DRIVE. Kids of Nato, Sagnay, Camarines Sur are all smiles after they received underwear from JCI Naga Inc.'s program, Panty Drive.

"With the help of LGU Sagñay, AKAP, JJC Naga and Bantay Bata Bicol, we were able to gather 280 girls that we instilled with the right awareness and knowledge. We believe that this is an essential first step in protecting our young. The panty advocacy is a way to block the lustful eyes of dangerous persons that dwell and interact with children in our neighborhood. And raise awareness to parents of the reality of this danger. It's a call to protect the dignity of children at all times," the organizers said. 

Bicol Standard is a proud partner of JCI Naga's Panty Drive.
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Search on for 2018 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipino teachers



PASIG CITY – In partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Metrobank Foundation, Inc. (MBFI) opens the nominations for the 2018 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos – Award for Teachers.

The Award aims to recognize outstanding Filipinos who are responsible citizens, exemplary public servants, and agents of positive change in their respective communities.

Four teachers will join three soldiers and three police officers to comprise this year’s Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos. Each awardee will receive P1 million cash incentive, a trophy, and a gold medallion. They will also be awarded during Metrobank’s 56th anniversary in September.

Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones acknowledged the vital role of teachers in instilling relevant knowledge in the minds and honing the skills and talents of all learners, which serve as key ingredients for the betterment of the nation. The Education chief also seconded the message of MBFI President Aniceto Sobrepeña, that by giving them due recognition, the awardees will inspire the Filipino nation to contribute in realizing and achieving our collective task of building a strong and progressive society.

The Search is open to all Filipino educators teaching in the elementary (including kindergarten level, provided it is part of the integrated curriculum or part of an elementary school system), secondary or tertiary level, including graduate school and alternative learning system, with full-time or permanent appointment and with full teaching load.

Nominees must have an average performance rating of at least “very satisfactory” in the past ten years of teaching and must have completed academic requirements for Master’s Degree.

Winners of local awards organized by provinces and municipalities for outstanding teachers are encouraged to join, provided the eligibility requirements are met.

Nominations must come from qualified nominators; self-nomination shall not be accepted nor considered. The deadline for submission of nomination forms is on or before March 1, 2018, through courier to Metrobank Foundation, 4th Floor, Executive Offices, Metrobank Plaza, Sen. Gil J. Puyat, Makati City.

The nomination form and the detailed guidelines are accessible through the DepEd Memorandum No. 3, series of 2018, or the 2018 Metrobank Foundation Outstanding Filipinos – Award for Teachers, which is available online at http://www.deped.gov.ph/memos/dm-003-s-2018. You may also visit Metrobank Foundation’s official website at www.mbfoundation.org.ph and the Awards’ official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/mbfi.outstandingfilipinos for more information.
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NFA to continue to sell affordable rice


National Food Authority (NFA) administrator Jason Aquino assured the public that the agency will continue to sell rice at the government prescribed price of P27/kilogram (kg) for the regular milled variety and P32/kg for the well-milled variety.

The NFA issued this assurance in the wake of speculations that rice prices may be affected by the increase in fuel prices under the new tax reform law.

At the same time, Aquino has directed the agency’s finance and operations departments to conduct a cost analysis of any impact of the new tax law on the price of rice.

“As watchdog of national food security, the NFA’s role is to make rice, our basic staple, available, accessible and affordable in any part of the country at all times,” Aquino said.

The NFA administrator also issued a warning to rice traders not to take advantage of the ongoing speculations by unduly increasing prices.  “The NFA implements rice trading rules and regulations, therefore we can sanction any traders who will be violating our laws,” Aquino said.

He urged the public to help the agency in continuously monitoring illegal activities in the grains trade such as rice overpricing.
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Bulkang Mayon, Alert level 3 pa giraray maski naglie low nin diit - Philvolcs


Legazpi City - Mantinidong nasa Alert level 3 pa man giraray an bulkang Mayon sa ibong kan pag lie low kan mga aktibidades sa nakalihis na 24 oras.

Base sa Seismic monitoring system kan Philvolcs, 24 rockfall events asin sarung volcanic earthquake na sana kuta an nairehistro.

Segun kay Mr. Ed Laguerta, Resident Volcanologist kan Philvolcs-Legazpi, padagos pa daa kaya an pagbulos kan lava sa Miisi channel na ngonyan lampas ng 4kms an dinalagan.

Halangkaw pa giraray an nairerehistrong gas emission kung saen nakakapagrecord sinda nin 1,478 tonelada kada aldaw na haros 300% na halangkaw kaysa sa ordinarayong 500 tonelada kada aldaw sana.

Reparo man na hubagon pa an lawas kan bulkan na boot sabihon, igwa pa giraray nin magma na posibleng iluwas.

Dahilan kaini, delikado pa man giraray suboot an mga yaon sa 6kms Permanent Danger Zone asin 7kms extended danger zone urog na an mga nasa South West na porsyon kan bulkan siring kan Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan asin Ligao City.

Sa ngonyan, duwang scenario pa man liwat an pighihiling ninda na mangyayari sa bulkan.

Enot, iyo an posibilidad na magkaigwa nin explosive eruptions asin an ikaduwa iyo an padagos sanang magbulos an lava sagkod na magbwelta na sa normal. (Vince Villar)

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10 NPA, nagsuko sa Albay


Daraga, Albay - Sampulong mga aktibong miyembro kan mga rebeldeng New People’s Army (NPA) an suminuko sa tropa kan militar sa probinsiyang ini.

Sa intrivista kan Bicol Standard kay Capt. Jomar Clavel, Civil Military Operation Officer kan 901st Brigade, Phil. Army na nakabase sa Villa Hermosa, Daraga, an sampulong mga rebelde an kumpwesto kan 4 na babae, asin 6 na mga kalalakihan.

4 suboot sa mga ini an taga Daraga, 3 an mga taga Legazpi, 2 an taga Sorsogon, mantang 1 an gikan sa Camsur.

1 sa mga ini an sqauad leader, 1 political guide, asin duwang medic.

Kasabay sa pagsuko kan mga ini an mga de kalibreng armas siring kan 3 na M16, 1 na 12 gauge na shot gun, 1 na M79 grenade Launcher, mga Improvised Explosive Device o IEDs, mga bala, asin subersibong mga dokumentos.

Segun kay Capt. Clavel, nahahandal na suboot kan saindang mga buhay an mga rebeldeng ini sa buhay ninda kaya nagsuko na.

Maidadagdag pa suboot digdi an padagos na panloloko kan saindang mga lider mantang sinda an nagsasakripisyo asin nahahampang sa peligro.

Huli kan saindang pagsurender, nakarisibi nin incentibo an mga ini mantang isasairarom pa sa CLIP o Comprehensive Local Integration Program kan gobyerno ngani matawan nin tabang kabuhayan sa saindang pagbabagong buhay.

Sa ngonyan, yaon una sinda sa pangataman kan militar ngani masiguro an saindang salbasyon laban sa mga aktibo pang mga pag iriba.

Sa kabilugan, sa karkulo ni Capt Clavel, nasa 100 pa suboot na pwersa kan NPA an yaon ngonyan sa Albay.

Katakod kaini, padagos an pangapudan ni Brigd. Gen. Alden Juan Masagca, commander kan 901st  brigade, sa mga rebelde na magsuko na huli ta bukas palad nindang aakuon an mga ini. (Vince Villar)

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Haros 500 evacuees sa Albay, nagkahelang - PHO


Legazpi City - Inihayag kan Provincial Health Office (PHO) kan Albay na nakapagrehistro na sinda nin abuton sa haros 500 na kaso nin manlaen laen na helang sa mga evacuation centers dara kan pagtuga kan bulkang Mayon.

Segun kay Dr. Antonio Ludovice, Provincial Health Officer, nangengenot sa mga kasong ini iyo an Acute respiratory infections na may 238 na.

Ikaduwa an kalintura, na igwang 34 na kaso.

Pagkalibong na igwa nin 25, Hypertension na may 24, asin 17 na mga nalugadan.

Nilinaw ni Ludovice na an mga ini an tulos man na natawan nin medikal na atensyon sa manlaen laen na hospital siring kan Josefina B. Duran Memorial District Hospital sa Ligao City, Ziga Memorial Hospital sa Tabaco City, asin Bicol Training and Teaching Hospital o BRTTH sa Legazpi City. (Vince Villar)

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Tanod na nagbabantay sa evacuation center, nagadan


Guinobatan, Albay - Gadan an sarung Brgy. Tanod mantang nagbabantay sa sarung evacuation center sa banwaang ini matapos atakehon sa puso.

Sa informasyon na naguno kan Bicol Standard, binisto an tanod na si Martin De Dios, 63 anyos, Soltero, residente kan Muladbucad Grande, kan nasabing banwaan.

Nangyari an insidente kan Miyerkules nin banggi, Alas 10:00, sa Muladbucad Elementary school.

Napag araman na kan mangyari an insidente, nataon na yaon mismo sa lugar si Mayor Gemma Ann Ongjoco dahil ta nagdistribwer nin mga relief goods.

Mantang sibot sa relief operation, bigla na sanang natumba an biktima asin nahulog hali sa itaas na lugar na naging dahilan ngani makabadol an payo kaini.

Tulos na pinagtarabangan kan mga naka designar na mga nurses kan evacuation center an biktima ngani ma revive ini.

Pagkatapos, dinara ini sa Josefina B. Duran District Hospital sa Ligao City alagad dineklarang dead on arrival (DOA).

Huli kan serbisyo kan tanod, nakarisibi man tulos an pamilya  kaini nin burial assistance hali sa Lokal na Gobyerno kan Guinobatan. (Vince Villar)
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Haros 500 evacuees sa Albay, nagkahelang - PHO

Legazpi City - Inihayag kan Provincial Health Office (PHO) kan Albay na nakapagrehistro na sinda nin abuton sa haros 500 na kaso nin manlaen laen na helang sa mga evacuation centers dara kan pagtuga kan bulkang Mayon.

Segun kay Dr. Antonio Ludovice, Provincial Health Officer, nangengenot sa mga kasong ini iyo an Acute respiratory infections na may 238 na.

Ikaduwa an kalintura, na igwang 34 na kaso.

Pagkalibong na igwa nin 25, Hypertension na may 24, asin 17 na mga nalugadan.

Nilinaw ni Ludovice na an mga ini an tulos man na natawan nin medikal na atensyon sa manlaen laen na hospital siring kan Josefina B. Duran Memorial District Hospital sa Ligao City, Ziga Memorial Hospital sa Tabaco City, asin Bicol Training and Teaching Hospital o BRTTH sa Legazpi City. (Vince Villar)
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Sobra 3,000 na mga hayop, pigdudulag naman kay Mayon sa Albay


Legazpi City - Sobra 3,000 na mga baka, karabaw, kambing, asin karnero an sarabay ng binababa kan mga maysadiri kan mga ini hali sa pamitisan kan bulkan pasiring sa salbadong lugar na pig disignar kan Provincial asin Local Agricultures Office.

Sa intrivista kan Bicol standard kay Dr. Florencio Adunay, Provincial Veterinary Officer kan Albay, peligroso na sa mga nasambit na mga hayop an padagos na pagbuga nin abo kan bulkan kun kaya dapat na mailipat na an mga ini sa lugar na dae muna makakasabsab nin awot na kontaminado kan abo.

Sa banwaan kan Daraga, 480 na mga hayop an ibababa, 950 sa Camalig, mantang 1,500 sa Guinobatan.

Gabos ini an pinapalakaw na sana pababa kan mga maysadiri, alagad sa Ligao City, na igwang 200 man na hayop, kukuahon an mga hali sa duwang brgy na apektado asin isasakay sa mga trucks pababa sa Brgy Nasisi.

Nilinaw ni Dr. Adunay na sulamente an mga hayop sana na nagsasabsab nin awot an idudulag ninda sa abo huli ta iyo lang an pwede o madaling madanyaran.

Segun sa beterenaryo, an sulfur na yaon sa abo kan bulkan an delikadong makakan kan mga hayop na ini huli ta minaresulta ini nin blood poisoning na pwedeng ikagadan tulos.

Magin an pagparong kan abo an pwedesir na magresulta man nin toxic pneumonia.

Pigsiyerto ni Adunay na wara man nin magiging problema an mga paraoma sa ataman ninda huli ta nagpadara na an Regional Office kan Department of Agriculture nin mga concentrated feeds, inuman nin tubig, lubid asin temporayamenteng masisilungan kan mga baka.

Kasabay kaini an nagkapirang doktor asin technicians hali sa DA mismo asin mga volunteer NGOs ngani mag asikaso kan salud kan mga hayop.

Kun dae pa naililipat sa pigdisignar na lugar an mga hayop, may aviso si Doc Adunay na hugasan muna nin tubig an mga sinakateng awot antes ining ipakakan.

Sa presente, wara pa man na nairereport na casualty nin hayop an Provincial Veterinary Office na causa kan mga ash explosions puon kan naka agi pang mga aldaw. (Vince Villar)
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

New Pamplona Vice Mayor assumes post



PAMPLONA, Camarines Sur--The dismissal order of Gemino A. Imperial, who was elected Vice Mayor of this town, has been served on January 15, 2018 by Provincial Director Melody A. Relucio of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

This was confirmed by Mayor Ace Cruz, one of the complainants in the administrative complaint filed against Imperial for Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial of the Best Interest of the Service.

In an interview over 91.9 BBS FM, Cruz said the new vice mayor, Ronaldo Franco, has assumed his post following the law on succession.

Franco, it would be recalled, was the number one municipal councilor in the previous polls.

Under Franco's leadership as vice mayor, Cruz added that he believes that the budget will be approved.

Dismissal from service

Imperial was meted the penalty of dismissal from service, with the accessory penalties of forfeiture of retirement benefits, perpetual disqualification from holding public office, cancellation of civil service eligibility, and is barred from taking the Civil Service examination.

According to the complaint, on January 14, 2014, Imperial, then Mayor, representing the Municipality of Pamplona, Camarines Sur leased to Rodolfo Pua, a back hoe and motor grader at a rate of P500 each day.

The complainants said that the said contract between LGU Pamplona and Pua violated the provisions of Ordinance No. 001-2008, which fixed the rental for both pieces of equipment at P1,200.00 per hour.

Pua only paid LGU Pamplona the amount of P40,000.00 on March 11, 2015, after using both pieces of equipment for eighty (80) days.

The complainants told the Ombudsman that LGU Pamplona should have been paid the total amount of P768,000, which is based on the computation that the equipment was used for eighty (80) days, for 8 hours working period per day.

In the counter-affidavit of Imperial, he denied the allegations against him, saying that the complainants failed to show that the contract was manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the government.

He also said that he did not benefit or gain from the transaction, or acted in bad faith with gross inexcusable negligence.
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DOLE looking to regularize 300K temps this year


MANILA -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) is looking to regularize some 300,000 contractual workers in 2018.

With this, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III has directed regional offices to require all business establishments in the country to submit a list of their employees and the nature of their employment as well as program of regularization.

“I have instructed our Undersecretary for Labor Relations to order all our regional offices to require all business establishments throughout the country to submit a list of their employees and the nature of their employment. At the same time, they must submit a program of regularization,” he said in a statement Wednesday.

“Through our intensified labor inspections and voluntary regularization of collaborating establishments, we are expecting more workers to enjoy stable employment status. As President Duterte has committed, we are pursuing the campaign to stop this pernicious practice with more vigor,” the DOLE chief furthered.

At present, there are 541 Labor Laws Compliance Officers (LLCOs) who conduct assessment and inspection of around 937,554 small, medium and big business establishments in the country.

There were also 55 social partners comprised of 45 labor groups, five employers’ groups, and five other organizations who were trained on Labor Laws and Social Legislation.

Meanwhile, Bello said that President Rodrigo Duterte would issue “any time soon” an executive order (EO) that would broaden the prohibition of labor contracting in a wide range of industries and enterprises across the country.

“We are waiting for the meeting of the labor sector with the President anytime this week or next week. During that meeting, we are expecting the President to sign an Executive Order regarding the issue of contractualization,” he said.

Bello added that the EO, which was drafted by labor groups, was also approved by companies.

“The EO was concurred to by management groups. So, maganda ito,” he said.

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PCSO to provide aid for Mayon evacuees


MANILA -- The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) through its Charity Assistance Department (CAD) will be providing medical assistance to evacuees and affected families of Mayon Volcano’s eruption in Albay.

“I’ve already instructed our Charity Assistance Department to keep tab on the situation on the ground, lalong-lalo na sa mga evacuation centers. And also, coordinate with the provincial hospital there and other hospitals para sa agarang assistance natin sa pasyenteng naapektuhan ng kalamidad,” PCSO General Manager Alexander Balutan said in a statement Wednesday.

He said PCSO would shoulder the hospitalization of victims and would provide medicines for the evacuees.

The province of Albay has already been placed under a state of calamity on Tuesday in order to allow its local government units to fully mobilize all agencies and resources to respond emergencies.

As of Wednesday morning, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Center of Albay Province has reported 36 barangays, 9,291 families, and 37,739 individual persons affected in the municipalities of Legazpi City, Daraga, Camalig, Guinobatan, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo, and Ligao City.

Dr. Jose Gochoco Jr., officer-in-charge of the Office of the Assistant General Manager for Charity Sector at the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City, said the instructions of Balutan were already relayed to all the PCSO branches in the Bicol region to join hands and provide assistance to the Mayon victims.

“We will maximize our assistance depending on the patients’ needs and the severity of the situation. We will act accordingly. We are on standby,” Gochoco said.

PCSO has a yearly calamity fund of PHP100 million approved by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for natural and man-made disasters. Requests for financial assistance are being made in the hospital or health facility through the Individual Medical Assistance Program (IMAP).

Patients who are confined in any health facility, those receiving health care management as outpatients, those who are undergoing dialysis, receiving cancer treatment, needing medicines, cardio and transplant procedures, rehabilitative therapy, etc. can avail of the IMAP.

Albay social worker Charo Loilo reported that apart from portable toilets, no immediate health assistance is needed as the people are still in the process of evacuation.

“We just noticed people going back to their homes to take a bath or do their personal necessities. Portalets (portable toilets) are needed right now,” said Loilo.

Once the evacuees have settled in, that’s when PCSO enters in coordination with the health facility or hospitals as evacuees usually get sick due to harsh conditions at the evacuation centers.

Some of the common health issues encountered in the past include cuts and bruises during evacuation, high blood pressure, respiratory sicknesses and infections (caused by ash falls and fumes), asthma, severe coughs and colds, and heart attacks.

On Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) reported that while the volcano is not yet “explosive”, authorities are not discounting possible eruption as pyroclastic flow, which contains volcanic gas, ash, and fragments, is slowly flowing out of the crater.

Phivolcs earlier raised Alert Level 3 for Mayon Volcano which means a “hazardous” eruption is possible within weeks or even days. Phivolcs will raise Alert Level 4 should there be an indication of hazardous explosion with “lava fountaining” based on the high gas content and the frequency of recorded tremors. (PNA)

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DTI warns vs trade exploitation of Albay calamity


By Connie Calipay

LEGAZPI CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bicol has warned traders against increasing the prices of basic commodities after the province was placed under a state of calamity due to the Mayon volcanic activity.

Jocelyn Berango, DTI regional information officer, in an interview Wednesday said, businessmen must not take advantage of the situation of the evacuees and other people affected by the multi-hazard -volcanic eruption, flood and heavy rains. "We are closely monitoring the price and supply of basic necessities in stores throughout the province of Albay," she said.

DTI would make sure there was sufficient and reasonably-priced basic necessities like canned sardines, evaporated and condensed milk, coffee, laundry bar, detergent powder, candles, bread, salt, bottled water, and instant noodles, Berango said.

She added, however, that “we have so far not noticed any exorbitant pricing in various markets in Albay”.

Berango said there must be no price increase within the 60-day period upon declaration of a state of calamity for Albay on Tuesday afternoon.

She asked the traders to show compassion especially to those who were affected by the calamity. "They are already out of comfort so let us help them by being compassionate," she added.

Health concerns

Meanwhile, Dr. Antonio Ludovice, provincial health officer, reported that there were some evacuees getting sick but assured them of prompt delivery of medicine and health services.

The most common ailment, he said, was cough and cold with a total of 49 cases. Camalig town alone has 36 cases.

In all the evacuation centers across the province, a total of 113 people had sought consultation and were treated by medical station personnel.

Top cases are respiratory infection/cough and cold (49 cases), fever (24 cases), hypertension (13 cases) and wounds.

There were also two cases of chicken pox in Guinobatan who were advised to be confined at the Josefina Belmonte Duran Memorial District Hospital.

Ludovice said the provincial health office had deployed two teams to monitor the evacuation camps, each composed of a doctor, nurse, administrative aide and a driver.

Relief

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Bicol regional office said it had adequate stockpile of commodities for 13,352 persons and standby funds for relief operations.

Jesseshan Aycocho, DSWD-Bicol chief, said that as of now, they had prepositioned goods for towns mostly affected by ash fall. Food packs would be distributed anytime upon request of concerned local government units, she added.

Each DSWD family food pack contains six (6) kilos of rice, four (4) tin cans of corned beef, four (4) tin cans of sardines and six (6) packs of energy drink or coffee sufficient for five members of a family and good for two days, said the DSWD.

“The LGUs affected by the eruption just have to ask for augmentation if needed,” Aycocho said.

Mayon update

Ed Laguerta of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said lava effusion and lava collapse events characterized Mayon Volcano’s eruptive activity in the past 24 hours.

One hundred forty-three (143) lava collapse events and one (1) tremor were recorded by Mayon’s seismic monitoring network, he added.

The lava collapse events corresponded to rock fall along the front and margins of advancing lava and pyroclastic flows downriver of Miisi, Matanag, and Buyuan Gullies within the Permanent Danger Zone (PDZ).

These events generated ash cloud that drifted towards the southwest. Sulfur dioxide gas emission was measured at an average of 3293 tonnes/day on Tuesday.

Alert Level 3 remains in effect over Mayon Volcano, which means that it is currently in a relatively high level of unrest as magma is at the crater and hazardous eruption is possible within weeks or even days, Laguerta added. (PNA)

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LGU Naga seeks aid for Albay


LGU Naga City is seeking help for those affected by Mayon Volcano's eruption in Albay.

The immediate needs, which were identified by the local government unit, include:

Hygiene kit:
Toothbrushes
Toothpastes
Sanitary napkins
Body soaps
Diapers
Face towels

Face masks

Food: 
Canned goods
Rice
Bottled water

Used clothing

You may bring your donations at the City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Hall Compound, Naga City, the LGU said on Naga Smiles to the World.

The first mission is slated on  January 20, 2018, 5am. Cut- off for accepting donations for the first mission is on January 19, 2018, 6pm.

The second mission is on January 27, 2018, 5am. Cut- off for accepting donations for the second mission is on January 26, 2018, 6pm.

Yesterday, the organizers convened to work out details for the preparation and delivery of much needed support for the affected people.
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Klase sa ibang evacuation centers sa Albay, nag resume na ngonyan na aldaw


Legazpi City - Pinunan na kan nagkapirang eskwelahan, na ginibong evacuation centers kan mga residenteng naglikay sa peligro kan pagtuga kan Mayon sa Albay, an klase ngonyan na aldaw nin Huwebes, Enero 18, 2018.

Sa intrivista kay Kevin Arroco, saru sa tagapagtaram kan DepEd Bicol, sinabi kaining kanya kanyang implementasyon an mga School authorities sa pagbubukas nin emergency classes ngonyan na aldaw, alagad, bako pa man enterong 33 na mga eskwelahan na inukupar kan mga evacuees.

Paliwanag ni Arroco, may mga bako man grabe an bilang kan mga evacuees kaya madali na nakapag-resume kan klase alagad su iba, depende sa bilang kan ukupadong classrooms, may duwa sagkod tulong shifting kan klase na mangyayari kada aldaw.

May mga eskwelahan man arog sa mga banwaan kan Sto Dominggo asin Malilipot na kusang sa luwas nag-giribi nin makeshift houses o payag an mga evacuees kun kaya nakabwelo pa an klase.

Sa San antonio Elementary School a Malilipot, nagpa contest pa an principal sa mga evacuees kung sisay an may pinakamalinig na kwarto iyo an tatawan nin premyo o insentibo.


An ibang eskwelahan an dae man suboot nadipisilan huli ta may dati ng mga Tents na tinao kan UNICEF pa kaito na magagamit bilang Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS).

May mga dati naman na napatugdok alagad pwede pang gamiton sa ngonyan.

An problema sana suboot ninda ngonyan iyo an mga blackboards para sa mga TLS na ini.

Sa ngonyan, nagdidispuner na an DepEd para sa pagkua kan siring na mga gamit.

May proposal naman an DepEd Bicol ngonyan para maghagad pondo sa mga LGUs asin OCDS ngani na magpagibo nin 208 na mga TLS sa bilog na probinsiya na magastos nin kinakarkulong P17.7 million.

Apwera kaini, mahagad man donasyon an DepEd sa sisay man para sa mga hygiene kits asin cleaning materials na kinakarkulong abuton sa labi un milyones de pesos man.

Mahurot pa an ahensiya na magsagibo nin psychological first aid para sa 16,791 learners asin 319 personnel ninda na naapektaran kan pagtuga kan Mayon.

Sa presente, abuton sa 8, 583 pamilya o 33, 064 na individual an yaon nag uukupa sa 33 na eskwelahan o 445 na classrooms kan DepEd.

Apwera sa 33 na dae makaklase nin tultol huli sa mga evacuees, may 17 na eskwelahan pa na dae magamit an DepEd huli ta laog ini sa 6kms PDZ asin 7kms extended danger zone. (Vince Villar)

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Gov. Bichara kay Pres. Duterte: “Pagkatiwalaan niyo kami!”

Mayor Noel Rosal, Gov. Al Francis Bichara, Atty. Harry Roque

Legazpi City - “Pagkatiwalaan niyo kami!”

Ini an naging maduon na pakihuron ni Gobernador Al Francis Bichara kay Presidente Rodrigo Duterte katakod kan hinahagad kaining asistensiya para sa mga residenteng apektado kan pagtuga kan Bulkan Mayon sa Albay.

Sa Malacanang Press briefing na ginibo kasubago ni Presidential Spokeperson Harry Roque kaiba si Bichara, Ipinaliwanag kan Gobernador na siya asin an mga Alkalde kan 8 mga Munisipyo asin Siyudad sa Albay an pare parehas an dinadanas na kadipisilan sa pagpapaluwas kan saindang mga 5% Calamity Fund.

Sinabi ni Bichara na sa bulan na ini wara pang ibinababa na pondo sa sainda.

Aram suboot ni Pres. Duterte bilang dati man na Local Chief Executive an kamugtakan na ini kan mga lokal na gobyerno na naka dependeng maray sa IRA o Internal Revenue Allotment.

Kun mahalat pa suboot sa bearucratic process kan gobyerno, baad tapos na an gabos, saka pa sana maitatao an pondo.

Ipinagirumdom ni Bichara an ginibo kaito ni dating Presidente Joseph “Erap” Estrada kan taong 2000, na tulos pinermahan an sarung checke asin tinao tulos sa mga LGUs an tabang.

Suboot, katwiran kaito ni Erap, accountable man an mga LGUs sa pondong ipinagkatiwala sainda, kaya bahala na an mga ini.

Iyo ngonyan an gustong mangyari ni Bichara ngani na marikas na matawan nin tabang an nasa haros 40 mil ng evacuees.

Sa nakalipas na limang aldaw na nin pagtiner sa evacuation centers, tig 3 kilos pa sana nin bagas na inutangan sa NFA, an naitatao kan LGU Albay sa mga Evacuees.

Apwera kan pagkakan, problema pa ngonyan an pagpagibo nin mga Temporary Learning Spaces (TLS) kan sobra 16 mil na mga estudyanteng nadistorbo an klase huli ta ukupado kan mga evacuees an saindang classroom.

Sa ngonyan nangangaipo nin 208 na TLS para sa tulong Schools division na apektado kan kalamidad.

Tinawan doon kan gobernador na dapat makua na ninda an pondo para makapagibo nin TLS sa urog na madaling panahon huli ta dae dapat madistorbo maray an klase kan mga aki. 

Sa naging reaksyon ni Atty Roque, simpleng sinabi kaini na makaka abot kay Duterte an hurot kan gobernador. (Vince Villar)
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